EVERGREEN is the Global Carrier with More Ships Ordered!

EVERGREEN is the shipping line with more new ships ordered worldwide! There are currently 69 container vessels that our shipping represented expects to receive over the next three years. In total there will be approximately 560,000 TEU that will reinforce EVERGREEN’s fleet!

Orders include:

  • 25 C-Class ships (with a capacity of 1,800 TEU or more);
  • 14 Ships with 2,500 TEU capacity;
  • 20 F-Class ships (approximately 12,000 TEU capacity);
  • And finally 10 Megamax ships with approximately 24,000 TEU capacity each.

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Shipyards Accountable for the Construction of the Ships Ordered

EVERGREEN Ships ordered

Orders were placed in 10 different processes, allowing to speed up the construction and delivery of the container vessels. In the case of Megamax – expected to be delivered between 2021 and 2022 – six are being built at Samsung’s shipyards, the remaining four at Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding and Jiangnan Shipyard. Regarding the 20 F-Class – to be delivered between 2020 and 2021 – eight are in charge of Samsung and the remaining twelve of Imabari. About the ships with 2,500 TEU capacity, four are being built at Jiangnan shipyards and ten at Imabari. Finally, the remaining 25 C-Class are distributed by Tsuneishi, Hyundai Mipo, Imabari and Jiangsu (4, 10, 9 and 2 respectively) to be delivered throughout 2020 and 2021.

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EVERGREEN’s New Ships and Environmental Commitments

These new commissioned container vessels follow EVERGREEN’s fundamental premise to grow in a sustainable way, doing everything to keep our natural heritage safe. In this sense, all ships will be delivered already equipped with various environmental protection systems and strictly complying with the regulations of international maritime agencies.

With these new acquisitions EVERGREEN continues its commitment to revitalizing and growing its fleet. This increases the quality of the service provided to our customers and significantly reduces emissions of polluting gases into the atmosphere.

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Green Ibérica is the exclusive representative of EVERGREEN in Portugal. If you have cargo to transport by sea, please get in touch with us.

Green Ibérica - PME Líder 2019

Green Ibérica is PME Leader 2019

Green Ibérica won the statute of PME Leader 2019!

Before the end of 2019 we´ve received great news, Green Ibérica once again received the “PME Líder 2019” award from IAPMEI! We thank all customers and collaborators, internal and external, who made it possible to keep this distinction.

It’s true that receiving this prize is not new, once we’ve been recognized by this agency for several years, now. Nevertheless, is with great pride that we see our work, effort and dedication being recognized.

Green Ibérica - PME Líder 2019

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PME Leader 2019 Status

PME Leader Status is a recognition of the health of the Portuguese companies, given by IAPMEI (Portuguese Institute of Support to Small and Medium Companies) in partnership with banks and Mutual Guarantee Societies. This list is composed by the organizations with best evaluation ratings and economic and financial indicators.

Besides the reputation associated to this prize, the PME Leader status gives access to several benefits, such as:

  • Access to financial products in better conditions;
  • Privileged access to a network of services;
  • A better banking relationship;
  • It’s a quality certificate to companies in their relationship with the market.

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About IAPMEI

IAPMEI have mission to:

Promote corporate competitiveness and growth, assure the support to conception, execution and evaluation of politics aimed to the industrial activity, to increase innovation, entrepreneurship and corporate investment in the companies that work in areas under the authority of the Portuguese Ministry of Economy, namely small and medium dimension companies, excluding those of the Tourism sector and the competences of following in this field, which are of the Portuguese Director General of the Economic Activities.

The importance of this organization has been already recognized by the EEPA – European Enterprise Promotion Awards that awarded PME Leader with the prize in the category Development of the Corporate Environment of 2016. This prize recognizes PME Leader as a pioneer initiative with a great impact in the funding of the companies, in the recognition of PME and by making the information in the market flow better.

 

Green Ibérica will keep “Naturally on the way” towards value delivery to our customers.

EVERGREEN Orders Ten More of the World’s Largest Container Ships

EVERGREEN Group will buy ten of the World’s Largest Container Ships, with almost 24,000 TEU capacity! Four 23,888 TEU ships are ordered to the new China State Shipbuilding Corporation Group. Two of the ships will be built at Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard whilst the other two will be built at Jiang-nan Shipyard. The remaining six Megamax ships will have 23,764 TEU and are ordered to Samsung Heavy Industries of Korea.

This massive order will cost EVERGREEN anywhere between US$1.4 billion and US$1.6 billion, according to estimates, and could lead to move up a place in the world ranking of cargo lines by capacity.

The first one of this G-Type vessels are likely to be delivered within 12 to 18 months.

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Twenty-one of the World’s Largest Container Ships

With this new order, EVERGREEN Group will have in its fleet, twenty-one ULCVs (Ultra Large Container Vessels). This ten of the world’s largest container ships will join the eleven already in service.

The vessels already in service have 400 meters in length, 59 meters in breadth and capacity from 20,388 TEU to 20,244 TEU (depending whether if it already have or if it does not have Scrubbers installed). The vessels ordered will be 400 meters in length, 61.5 meters in breadth, 33.2 meters high and capacity from 23,764 TEU to 23,888 TEU (depending on where it will be built).

Orders will be split between EVERGREEN Marine Corp., Greencompass Marine S.A. and EVERGREEN Marine (Hong Kong) Ltd., all part of EVERGREEN Group.

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The New Play Role for Evergreen’s ULCVs in Environmental Compromises

In line with the stringent eco-friendly criteria that EVERGREEN has imposed on its own operation. These ships are equipped with various environmental protection devices, and fully comply with the regulations of international maritime agencies.

Vessels will have new smart technology on board and will also feature energy saving devices to significantly reduce fuel consumption and, consequently, reduce the emission of toxic gases to the atmosphere.

With these new acquisitions EVERGREEN will rejuvenate the fleet thereby enhancing the quality of service offered to its customers. This will reinforce the line’s competitiveness in the marketplace as well as getting a lot more ecological with all the green technology support the vessels are equipped with.

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Green Ibérica is the exclusive representative of EVERGREEN in Portugal. So, if you have cargo to transport by sea, please get in touch with us.

International Chamber of Commerce Releases Incoterms 2020

Incoterms 2020 has been released! As we mentioned before, the new international commerce terms take effect on January 1, 2020.

Incoterms are fundamental to foreign trade as they provide a set of contract terms for international freight. With this new edition, the ICC – International Chamber of Commerce aims to increase confidence and transparency in business and global trade.

The main purpose of Incoterms is, as it has always been since their first version of 1936, to simplify communication processes, as well as to present international negotiating terms. This new Incoterms aim to be more reachable and easier to use than their previous versions. This includes more detailed explanations, aided and reinforced with graphs illustrating the responsibilities of importers and exporters, for each Incoterms rule. The introduction of Incoterms 2020 includes detailed explanations to help direct you to the most appropriate Incoterm for a given transaction, or how your sales contract will interact with complementary contracts.

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Some of Incoterms 2020 main characteristics are:

  • To provide for demonstrated market need in relation to bills of lading (BL) with an on-board notation and the Free Carrier (FCA) Incoterms rule;
  • To align different levels of insurance coverage in Cost Insurance and Freight (CIF) and Carriage and Insurance Paid to (CIP);
  • To include arrangements for carriage with own means of transport in FCA, Delivered at Place (DAP), Delivered at Place Unloaded (DPU), and Delivered Duty Paid (DDP);
  • There is a change in the three-letter name for Delivered at Terminal (DAT) to DPU;
  • Incoterms 2020 includes security-related requirements within carriage obligations and costs…

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In line with their commitment to develop technology available to everyone, access to the essential information on new Incoterms is available on a Mobile Application launched by ICC, which includes a wide range of informational elements, including breaking news, events and training.

Learn more about Incoterms 2020.

You may acquire new Incoterms 2020, under ICC conditions, HERE.

Advantages of Sea Shipping

Sea shipping and the movement of goods, is an essential process for the way consumer society is currently organized. At this moment, more than ever, we live in a global world. By way of example: we buy raw materials from India for goods we produce in Portugal, which we then sell to the United States. And this trend is increasing more and more. Consequently choosing the mode of transport is a major step, which may define the success/failure of our projects.

All modes of transport have their specific characteristics, with advantages and disadvantages, which vary according to the need and specificity of each product, customer and/or market(s) in which it operates. Following are some of the advantages of Sea Shipping.

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Key Advantages of Sea Shipping

The specific case of maritime transport has several advantages, ranging from:

  • Suitable for any type of cargo

The size and capacity of today’s ships make them an extremely versatile means of transport. Thus it is virtually possible to transport any type of cargo: chemicals, fuels, perishable and frozen food, sands, cereals, ores, automobiles, among others.

  • Large Volume Handling

The advantages of sea shipping are also present in the transport of large volumes, either in terms of the size of the goods or in the quantity of those.

  • Safety

Sea Shipping follows strict international safety rules and standards, which, combined with the specific conditions of shipping, make it a very safe and viable option.

  • Travel Long Distances

About 70% of the earth’s surface is covered by water from the oceans, which connect cities, countries, continents. This means that sea shipping is widely covered globally, and the most widely used mode of international freight.

  • Lower Unit Costs

With impressive cargo capacities (there are already ships capable of carrying more than 23,000 TEU!) allow shipping costs to be diluted making the unitary price quite competitive.

  • Environmentally More Sustainable

In the environmental ground, transporting large quantities of goods, together with the use of less polluting fuels and more efficient ships, allows the ecological footprint of sea shipping to be diminished compared to other means of transport.

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Sea Shipping has many advantages for those who have the world as their market. If this is the option that best suits your company, contact Green Ibérica and we will be happy to answer all your questions!

Applause to Green Ibérica – Empresa Aplauso 2019

As last year, Green Ibérica was distinguish with the prize Empresa Aplauso 2019.

This prize is given by Millennium BCP bank. It aims to distinguish the economic performance, innovation capacity and financial soundness of Portuguese companies.

To be Empresa Aplauso 2019 allows Green Ibérica to have access to several support services, several benefits in solutions and products, which will allow us to have a better management of our daily strategy. This prize also opens us the perspective to increase investment.

Being among this exclusive group is a great pride for us! Is also a proof of solidity, vision and commitment to invest and to improve.

So, if you want to have as partner in the transportation of your goods, a company recognized as solid and valuable, get in touch with us.

New Incoterms 2020 are Coming!

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is working to publish new Incoterms later this September to take effect early next year. According to the ICC, this publication will include an update to the regulations that define the liability of buyers and sellers operating in global trade.

 

About Incoterms

Incoterms is the acronym for “International Commerce Terms”. Incoterms were designed by the ICC in 1936 to avoid miscommunication that abounded in international trade. At the time they were born under the name “International Rules for the Interpretation of Trade Terms”.

The introduction of standardized rules and interpretations has greatly improved international business transactions. From then on these rules were adjusted and evolving in line with international trade.

 

Expected Changes in Incoterms 2020

The current Incoterms (which you can find here) are from 2010. With the changes felt in the world trade, the adjustment to the new reality becomes urgent. In order to make these adjustments in line with actual needs, the International Chamber of Commerce has joined a development group consisting of 5 elements representing the main world trade zones – the European Union, the United States of America, Australia and China.

This working group has as its action plan the simplification of the rules as well as the adaptation to the current reality. With this, they intended to provide a clearer text without superfluous or confusing information. This group should also be aware that English will not be the native language for many Incoterms users.

There are, however, aspects such as VAT, Customs Unions or VGM where no changes are expected. This is because this update seeks to standardize global rules, leaving aside local issues of intrinsically distinct characteristics.

Changes expected from Incoterms include:

  • Elimination of EXW (Ex Works), DDP (Delivered Duty Paid) and FAS (Free Alongside Ship);
  • Extending the scope of the Free Carrier Arrangement (FCA);
  • Updates on FOB (Free on Board) and CIF (Cost, Insurance & Freight);
  • The arrival of CNI (Cost and Insurance).

Cyber security will also be a factor and take into consideration in the new Incoterms. In recent years, with the increasing use of these systems, there has also been a growing increase in computer attacks involving the deletion, theft or corruption of data, as well as the theft of financial information. Therefore, the creation of an Incoterm to protect against these new dangers is expected. In addition, clarification work is expected from international trade companies so that they become more aware of the potential dangers that may arise, and help them to take precautions.

 

Conclusion

International trade has seen significant changes in the last decade, the present reality is different from that of 2010. In this sense, the ICC, based on the accumulated knowledge of this decade, has joined a team that brings together elements from the most important world markets to update the new Terms for the World Trade – Incoterms 2020. With this it is expected:

  • Clarification and attribution of risks and responsibilities;
  • Packaging, marking and inspection of products;
  • Safety Certificate;
  • Stakeholder Responsibility

 

New Incoterms 2020 will be launched later this month, to become effective on January 1, 2020.

To learn more about the rules of the new Incoterms 2020, see the page of the International Chamber of Commerce.

 

Green Ibérica will be alert to this issue and as soon as news emerges we will share them with our customers.

Qatar Airways Cargo: Two Months in Lisbon

Last Saturday, August 24th, made two months that the regular flights of Qatar Airways Cargo to Portugal had begun.

After an initial period that require an essential and natural adaptation, we can say that we are very happy to have one of the largest and best airlines in the world here, and it is a great pride to Green Ibérica, to be chosen to be its representatives in Portugal.

Working with a company of this dimension and experience remains a challenge that gives us a great pleasure. And we can say it has been a tremendous success! Admittedly, no worthwhile path is free of obstacles and unforeseen events, but it is these that give the most flavor to victory!

We look forward to continuing this successful partnership for many years to come, and consolidating the Portuguese market in the network of airports served by the airline.

Qatar Airways em Portugal

Começaram, no dia 24 de junho, os voos diários da Qatar Airways em Lisboa! ✈️✈️✈️Veja no vídeo, o batismo do voo no aeroporto da capital portuguesa.A Green Ibérica é o representante exclusivo da Qatar Airways Cargo em Portugal! 🔝

Publicado por GREEN Iberica em Segunda-feira, 24 de junho de 2019

About Qatar Airways Cargo

Qatar Airways Cargo is fully dedicated to air freight in all its specificities. Operate more than 250 aircraft, including 27 dedicated freighters – including the latest Boeing 747-800 Freighter – for more than 160 destinations, which allows them to achieve an almost global cover.

Using the Hub at NDIA-New DOHA International Airport, awarded as the best airport in the Middle East and with the latest and most sophisticated cargo terminal, we provide an unique operation capability in the East / West routes, favoring the connection with markets in Europe, the Middle East, the Far East, the Indian Subcontinent, Africa and Australia with reduced transfers and transit times.

We offer several Cargo Services, namely to extra format dimensions, to various destinations in:

Africa – Acra (ACC), Juba (JIB), Entebbe (EBB), Johannesburg (JNB) Khartoum (KRT), Lagos (LOS), Nairobi (NBO), Maputo (MPM) and Cape Town (CPT).

Indian Subcontinent and the Middle East – Ahmadabad (AMD), Bangalore (BLR), Chennai (MAA), New Delhi (DEL), Hiderabad (HYD) Kolkata (CCU), Mumbai (BOM), Beirut (BEY), Colombo (CMB), Dhaka (DAC), Istanbul (IST), Karachi (KHI), Kuwait (KWI), Lahore (LHE) Muscat (MCT), Doha (DOH), Sialkot (SKT) and Tehran (IKA).

Far East and Southeast Asia – Macau (MFM), Guangzhou (CAN), Hanoi (HAN) Ho Chi Minh (SGN), Hong Kong (HKG), Phnom Penh (PNH), Seoul (ICN), Shanghai (PVG) and Yangon (RGN).

In addition to flights operated from DOHA, the European hubs Amsterdam (AMS), Zaragoza (ZAZ) Liege (LGG) and Luxemburg (LUX) operate daily freighters to Mexico (MEX) and USA – Chicago (ORD), Atlanta (ATL), Houston (IAH) New York (JFK), Miami (MIA), Dallas (DFW), Los Angeles) and a vast network of synchronized road links.

 

If you have cargo to be sent by air, get in touch with us!

Risks Related to Misdeclared Hazardous Cargo

Misdeclared hazardous cargo can pose a serious risk not only to that cargo, as also to health, safety, property. This is because, since it is not properly manifested, it is not properly handled and packaged.

Due to the specific – and risky – characteristics that this load represents, it is subject to acceptance by the line. When accepted, the necessary specific adjustments will be made in booking.

Hazardous cargo that is not scheduled or documented as such shall be considered as undeclared hazardous cargo. Therefore all costs, damages, fines and penalties that may arise will be the merchant’s responsibility.

Therefore, and for the safety of all stakeholders, EVERGREEN has announced that it will apply fines for those who declare hazardous cargo incorrectly. Thus, any omission, concealment or misrepresentation of dangerous cargo will result in penalties to those entitled.

This decision is in line with the measures taken by other shipowners and results from accidents which have been attributed to Misdeclared hazardous cargo. According to the Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS), these are the causes of approximately 25% of all major accidents on board container ships

With this measure EVERGREEN intends to reduce the risk that incorrect declaration of dangerous cargo poses to ships, cargo and people.

Misdeclared Non-Hazardous Cargo

Also the remaining undeclared cargo will lead to additional charges. Therefore, any incorrect description or statement will lead to merchant liability, which may incur penalties.

Green Ibérica is here to assist in the correct declaration of all cargo. For more information, please contact us.

Ever Govern has joined EVERGREEN

Ever Govern is the ninth G-Class (20,000+ TEU) ship to be part of the EVERGREEN’s fleet. After the arrival of this “megamax” ship, only two of this class are still to be delivered, to complete the order of the eleven ordered in 2015. The latter is expected to arrive as early as September.

For now Ever Govern has joined the OCEAN Alliance in the Asia – Europe ‘NEU6’ loop (branded as ‘CEM’ by EVERGREEN).

Ever Govern and New ULCV Characteristics

As we have already mentioned in the past, this giant of 400 m in length and 59 m (23 rows) in breadth, comes with an 11-cylinder MAN-B & W G95ME engine, delivering around 59,250 kW. This engine allows you to reach speeds that can reach 21 knots.

New ULCV and the Environment

Unlike the first seven ships of this class already delivered, Ever Govern, as well as the remaining 3 ships that make up the 11 ordered, already comes with a SOx scrubber installed. This “extra” means a loss of 144 TEU of capacity (from 20,388 TEU to 20,244 TEU). This is, however, an investment aimed at the greater good of preserving the environment. With this we will be limiting pollutant emissions to the atmosphere and, consequently, our ecological footprint.

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